National Lockdown announced with immediate effect

National Lockdown announced with immediate effect

The Prime Minister has announced a new national lockdown which starts immediately, to be ratified in law on Wednesday and lasting at least six weeks. What this means is that people in Nottingham like the rest of the country must now follow new, stricter rules which aim to bring the spread of Covid19 under control.These […]

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Spread peace and joy, not Covid this Christmas

Spread peace and joy, not Covid this Christmas

There is a high chance of spreading Covid rather than peace and joy if you don’t take the necessary precautions this Christmas. That’s the message from Nottingham City Council’s Leader and Director of Public Health as families prepare for the festive period. People’s plans have unfortunately had to be scrapped or changed after the Government […]

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Nottingham world first: Electric bin lorries take to the streets

Nottingham world first: Electric bin lorries take to the streets

Two new electric bin lorries have started operating in Nottingham in a world first – and they’re outperforming their diesel counterparts. The sparkling new, clean and green answer to bin collections, the lorries have been doing the rounds for a few weeks and are already saving up to 70 litres of diesel and 360kg of […]

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Changing horizon promises a better entrance to Nottingham

Changing horizon promises a better entrance to Nottingham

Once an unwelcome sight on entering the city from Nottingham’s bus and rail stations, construction at the council’s new Broadmarsh development and the streets around it means the entrance to the city has already started to become a more welcoming one in 2020. Great progress has been made on transforming the area this year, with […]

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‘Outstanding’ council staff land two national awards for excellence

‘Outstanding’ council staff land two national awards for excellence

Staff working for Nottingham City Council’s Parks and Transport teams have been nationally acclaimed for their work. Parks, Grounds and Horticulture and Transport and Fleet Maintenance were named as Best Service Teams of the Year. The announcement was made during The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Service Awards 2020, which are staged every year […]

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Nottingham City Council urges Government to stand by its commitment to HS2

Nottingham City Council urges Government to stand by its commitment to HS2

Nottingham City Council is calling on the Government to fulfil its commitment to delivering the Eastern Leg of HS2 in full following the publication of a report today (Tuesday 15 December). The National Infrastructure Commission’s National Rail Assessment (NRA) includes proposals to scrap the full Eastern leg of HS2 and Toton hub, and to terminate […]

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Bold new plan plots a positive future for Nottingham’s economy post-Covid

Bold new plan plots a positive future for Nottingham’s economy post-Covid

A major new plan has been put forward by key partners in Nottingham for building a prosperous future for the city’s economy post-Covid which is green, digital, creative and inclusive. The Nottingham Economic Recovery and Renewal Plan has been developed by the Nottingham Growth Board, a partnership of key city businesses, educational institutions and public […]

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City Council ‘not on verge of bankruptcy’ says Leader

City Council ‘not on verge of bankruptcy’ says Leader

Nottingham City Council has fully accepted the findings of a rapid review carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. However, the Council’s Leader has made clear that the authority is not on the verge of bankruptcy. Councillor David Mellen said: “The report does not use the word ‘bankruptcy’. It […]

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Nottingham to enter Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions

Nottingham to enter Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions

Nottingham will enter Tier 3 Very High Alert for Covid-19 restrictions from Wednesday 2 December. The move is part of the Government’s Winter Plan to reduce the spread of the virus following the end of the four-week national lockdown. Nottingham City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen said: “It’s a bitter blow for people in Nottingham […]

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